News & Announcements

Help Requested for Frank Surdyka

As most of you know, Frank Surdyka is at the AmRehab facility with serious medical problems.  Delores Surdyka is trying to find some volunteers who will sit with Frank to prevent him from getting up and falling. He has fallen twice while trying to get out of bed. All shifts are available.  Please contact Dave Gorney or Delores directly if you can help.

Grand Knight's Report

Brother Knights,

September has ended and now we head into October with a full head of steam. In September we conducted our yard sale collections, and in the last weekend of September had our most successful yard sale yet! We also had our last Columbus hope drive. Thank you all who helped with Columbus hope and the yard sale, you all make this council success and a shining beacon of Charity, Unity, and Fraternalism. Also I want to congratulate William O’Meallain and Patrick Newingham for completing their Formation and Knighthood degree.

From our 2nd reading from 10/1/17 Philippians chapter 2 verse 2 “complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.” In this verse, Paul is talking about being of the same mind of Jesus Christ! To do this I recommend you do one thing, read the gospels often and keep one thing in mind; look to your right, look to your left, and remember, Jesus thought enough about those you just saw to die on the cross for them!

Council Events:
Rick Heithaus and Bubba Marchand MemorialGolf Tournament, 10/27

District Events:
Pickens: Pumpkin Town Festival, 10/14
Seneca: Octoberfest, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22


State Events:
Soccer Shoot Out, 10/14
Knighthood degree 10/21, Rock Hill, SC
Formation and Knight hood degree 11/19, St. John Neumann

St. Joseph's Golf Tournament Announcement

Golfer and Hold Sponsorship Form

The Knights will be teaming up with the St. Joseph Men's Club to sponsor and host the annual St. Joseph Catholic School Golf Tournament, this year to be held in memory of two terrific former Knights, Bubba Marchant and Rick Heithaus. The event will be held on Oct 27 at Cobbs Glen Golf Club in Anderson and we would really appreciate an enthusiastic turnout and active support to honor these two fine Catholic gentlemen and community leaders. As in years past, all net proceeds will go directly to St. Joseph School to support of our Children. And nothing is more precious than that.

How can you help? Here's a few ways....
  1. Put together a foursome. Fees are $80 per golfer or $320 per foursome. If you don't have a foursome, sign up as a single and we will assign you to a group. (If you’re a lousy golfer and don’t want to embarrass yourself, don’t sweat it. You fit right in!) NOTE: Money is not due until mid-October
  2. Be a hole sponsor in memory of loved ones or solicit hole sponsorships from your company, your insurance provider, your personal doctor, barber or whoever. Sponsorships are $100 per hole or you can elect to be a major contributor (see below).
  3. Provide some door prizes or seek donations from your company or businesses you patronize. Meal cards or gift certificates from local restaurants, beauty shops, auto repair shops, etc. are always good. Whatever you can get will be welcome!
  4. We will need a few volunteers the date of the event to place the signage, take registrations, arrange door prizes, etc. Contact me if you can help.
  5. We are looking for additional sponsorship from local companies, banks or even your family. The schedule is still being finalized, but for example, the donation levels may look something like this:

Preliminary Sponsor Levels:

  1. Platinum Sponsor - $1,000+
    • Two foursomes, Hole Sponsor signage, Registration signage and special recognition in the program
  2. Gold Sponsor - $500
    • One foursome, Hole Sponsor signage and special recognition in the program
  3. Silver Sponsor - $250
    • Hole Sponsor signage and special recognition in the program


Again, the details on this stuff will be worked out and communicated to all, but you get the picture. If you think you know someone who might be interested give me a call and I can contact them or you can yourself if that works better for you.

The registration form for golfers and hole sponsorship is linked to this article in PDF format. Please fill it in and return it to me or Tom Morris at your earliest convenience.

40 Days for Life Fall 2017 Campaign

Fall 2017, 40-Days for Life campaign will be September 27 to November 5. Everyone is asked to offer their daily rosary for the close of the Greenville Women’s Clinic (Abortion Mill), 1142 Grove Road on or before December 12, 2017 Our Lady of Guadeloupe’s feast day.  We will be praying the Rosary for Life in church before all Sunday Masses during 40 Days for Life. The Rosary will start 45 min. before Mass. Come early and pray with us for an end to abortion in our world.


Life Chain on Woodruff Road will be Sunday October 1, 2017 2:30 to 3:30 pm. St. Joseph’s is assign to stand near Mimi Restaurant on Woodruff Road (Low’s side of Woodruff Rd). Signs are provided there. Come be a witness and pray for the end of abortion in our world.

Past Council #8295 Grand Knights


Name of GK



Name of GK


Jerry Carroll – Charter GK

3/26/83  - 1984


Peter Delorme

1995 – 1996

Clifford A Reedy

1984 - 1985


Frank Harper

1996 – 1997

John J Donnelly

1986 – 1988


Dennis Malloy

1997  - 1998

William A Toth

1986 – 1988


James Rugino

1998 – 2000

Clifford A Reedy

1988 - 1989


Wayne Morris

2000 – 2001

Richard E Blind

1989 – 1990


Robert D Olson

2001 – 2004

Clifford A Reedy

1990 – 1991


Donald F Bader

2004 – 2006

Gregory R Williams

1991 – 1992


Angel J Lacabe

2006 – 2007

Leslie D Parks

1992 - 1993


Mark J Baroni

2007 – 2009

Richard Delorme

1993 – 1994


Richard M Heithaus

2009 - 2012

Steven F Weiser

1994 – 1995


Mike Massey

2012 - 2013


Robert Morrissette



Zach Slaughter



Rodrigo Fernandez



Zach Slaughter